By Thomas Grant Jr.
It appears the Chapin football team will be very active during the idle period.
While scheduled for a bye Friday, head coach Justin Gentry promised to hold a Monday practice following the 22-14 loss at Lexington.
“We’re going to regroup,” he said. “I originally was giving them Monday off. We’re practicing Monday. We’re going to get better come Monday.”
Gentry was frustrated by the performance of the offense given the high level of play of the defense. Quarterback Brady Albro was intercepted twice for the first time this season and a fumble was returned 65 yards for a touchdown by linebacker Montrell Byrd.
The Eagles were also held to -5 rushing yards. A 68-yard kickoff return by Camden Ranieri to set up an Albro keeper was the longest offensive play of the night.
Albro threw for 184 yards with Jacob Nerome accounting for 101 yards on eight receptions. Linebacker Gavin Stam led the defense with nine tackles.
“We didn’t play well enough to win the ballgame,” Gentry said. “Our defense played well enough to win the ballgame. The offense didn’t show up tonight.”
Chapin returns to action on Friday the 13th against Dutch Fork. The Eagles are 0-10 all-time against the Silver Foxes.
(Photo by Larry James) Chapin wide receiver Jacob Nerome with the reception.